There are many systems and services that contribute to children’s health, development, and well-being. However, many of our health systems are complicated, difficult to use, and have strict eligibility requirements; and many health services exist in silos and are not well coordinated. As a result, access for families is difficult. Many children who are not given a chance to thrive and get a healthy start in life grow up to be unhealthy adults with chronic and costly health conditions.
A policy brief co-authored by Commonwealth Medicine’s Robert Seifert, MPA, & Hilary Deignan, JD, MEd, and the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc's Lisa Honigfeld, PhD & Eminet Garganus, MPH explains why having all insurers involved in pediatric primary care redesign is vital for creating more positive health outcomes for children in families in communities at large